Susan Sarandon Shares Interesting Opinion on Donald Trump

Susan Sarandon and Donald Trump. Photo: Getty Images

While visiting MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes Monday night, prominent Bernie Sanders surrogate Susan Sarandon discussed the question on everyone’s minds this primary season: If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, should Sanders’s supporters vote for her, or should they go “Bernie or Bust”? (They should vote for her.) “I think a lot of people are like, Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to vote for [Clinton],” Sarandon said. Hmm. Even if it comes down to backing her versus Donald Trump, a man who is almost literally a fascist? “Some people feel that Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately if he gets in,” Sarandon argued. “Things will really explode.” As Hayes noted, it’s a version of the classic Marxist “sharpen the contradictions” argument, which calls for instilling short-term pain in order to bring about systemic change. This has a poor track record of actually working, but as Sarandon says, the status quo isn’t working, either: “It’s dangerous to think that we can continue the way we are.” Sanders himself has argued that all Democrats should vote for the eventual Democratic nominee, whomever it is. (Please listen to him.)

Susan Sarandon: Trump Will Bring the Revolution